The bylaws also provide for a five-member advisory School Council who serve a two-year term. The role of the School Council includes community oversight of the School, long-term development responsibilities, reviewing school financial reports, and providing strategic recommendations for the upcoming period of activity to the Head of School.
Any member of the school community is eligible to become a member of the School Council through election/approval by the Meeting of Stakeholders. The bylaws stipulate that the School Council must meet at least once a quarter.
Meet our School Council Members
We have the pleasure of introducing four new members to the VIS School Council. They include: Dr. Nerijus Mačiulis, Inna Berezkina, Dr. Ieva Jovaišienė and Alexandrina Satnoianu.
Dr. Nerijus Mačiulis is Swedbank's chief economist in Lithuania. He is the author of several scientific publications on currency crises, international finance and economic integration and a member of the editorial board of the "Baltic Journal of Economics" scientific journal. He has three young children at VIS.
Inna Berezkina is a programme manager at the School of Civic Education, which is one of Russia’s oldest NGOs founded in 1992. Inna also serves as a contributing editor at Sapere Online and an International Advisor at Democracy Without Borders. Inna has a son in primary school at VIS.
Dr. Ieva Jovaišiene is an associate professor at Vilnius University. In addition, she also works as an anesthesiologist at Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Clinics. Ieva has a daughter in upper school.
Alexandrina Satnoianu is a campaigns and visuals coordinator at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), where she has worked for the last eleven years. She has a Master’s degree in Gender Studies and a second Master's in Marketing and Communications. Alexandrina hails from Romania and has two daughters. She has been a member of the VIS community for over 10 years.
Parent Teacher Association
The school has a formal organisation called the Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, which is comprised of a group of active parents. The PTA serves a public relations and outreach function by helping organize school, parent community outreach, charitable and other similar activities.
Ongoing events include monthly coffee mornings, quarterly parent education events, and quarterly parent social evenings. The PTA also organizes and International Family Picnic and Yard Sale on the first Saturday of June.